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  1. impoverishment

    • IPA[ɪmˈpɒv(ə)rɪʃm(ə)nt]

    英式

    • n.
      the process of becoming poor; loss of wealth;the process of losing or being deprived of strength or vitality; deterioration
    • noun: impoverishment, plural noun: impoverishments

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the process of becoming poor; loss of wealth fifteen years of political instability resulted in widespread impoverishment and famine
    • the process of losing or being deprived of strength or vitality; deterioration this caused substantial impoverishment of the soil the impoverishment of language
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    • IPA[imˈpäv(ə)riSHmənt]
    • n.
      the process of becoming poor; loss of wealth: fifteen years of political instability resulted in widespread impoverishment and famine

    Oxford American Dictionary